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hotspot
(english) Is an area on earth with an unusual concentration of species, many of which are often endemic to the area. Region with high concentration of endemic species experiencing unusually rapid rates of habitat modifications or loss. (See also: protected area, endemic)
point chaud
(french) Région du monde avec une concentration inhabituelle d'espèces dont beaucoup sont souvent endémiques. Région avec forte concentration d'espèces endémiques qui ont subi des variations très rapides de modification de l'habitat. (See also: protected area, endemic)
sítio importante
(portuguese) à rea do globo com uma concentração anormal de espécies, muitas delas endémicas da área. (See also: protected area, endemic)

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